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Old 06-09-2014, 06:24 AM   #1
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Ram 2500 and Rockwood Windjammer

Have 2014 Ram 2500 CTD CCSB 4x4 that scales at 8040lbs with me and a full tank of diesel. Leaves me with 1960 in pay load. We really like the Rockwood Windjammer 3025w. It has a dry hitch weight of 971lbs and a GVWR of 9050 lbs. Looks like the wet hitch weight could be as high as 1357.5 lbs (15% of GVWR). It would appear my truck would be able to handle this trailer and I would still have a decent amount of payload left. Am I looking at this correctly?? Newbie...have only had a class C and we are moving into a travel trailer.

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Old 06-09-2014, 07:28 AM   #2
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Am I looking at this correctly??
Yep, sounds good as far as matching trailer weight to tow vehicle. That's too much trailer for all but the rarest half-ton pickup, so it's a good match for your 2500.

One possible gotcha! Have the seller include the weight distribution (WD) hitch of your choice installed on the trailer as part of the deal to buy the trailer. The Windjammer is a V-nose trailer, and some V-nose and U-nose trailers cannot have a Reese Strait-Line or Equal-I-Zer WD hitch installed on them because the nose of the trailer covers up the A-frame of the tongue where the WD hitch must be installed. DO NOT buy that trailer unless it has a good WD hitch with built-in sway control installed on the trailer tongue.

For the curious IRV2 members, here's the floorplan of the Windjammer 3025W that has three slides, two entry doors, and excellent use of the V-nose interior:

The only critique of that floorplan Darling Wife would have is that at a rest stop she would have to slide the bed out a foot or so in order to get to the pottie without having to crawl over the bed. But we had a small 5er for years that we had to slide a room out a foot or so in order to get into the pottie room, so it's an irritant, but not a deal killer. Also, there is not much closet space for an extended RV trip, but it may be enough for your use.

Grumpy ole man with over 50 years towing experience. Now my heaviest trailer is a 7,000-pound enclosed cargo trailer, RV is a 5,600 pound Skyline Nomad Joey 196S, and my tow vehicle is a 2012 F-150 EcoBoost SuperCrew.
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Old 06-09-2014, 10:38 PM   #3
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I've got the same truck and my Flagstaff 831BHDS has a similar 9000# GVWR. I just completed a trip from Chicago to Wyoming with plenty of hill climbs. I've got 5 passengers and all their stuff plus a bed full of odds and ends. Truck pulls like a champ and I get 12 mpg at 65mph. I measured a drop of 1 inch in rear suspension when trailer is hitched.

Only issue roads in MN and WI are crap.
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Great package.
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I'm late to the discussion, but I have that exact set up, and it is awesome. The truck and the trailer work together beautifully. I have the Anderson WDH.
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I just upgraded to the same truck, and will upgrade my camper in a couple of years. I've only towed once and my trailer is about 6200# loaded... Truck doesn't seem to know it's back there...

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